Monday, April 16, 2007


Well, it's been a month, and I'm settling back into a routine. Despite the four kids, things are painfully and unpleasantly quiet. VH wasn't just my husband, but my best friend, and I'm suffering rather badly for lack of adult contact. It doesn't help that I haven't been able to get out much-- last week was spring break (four kids in the house! eeeek!), and on Sunday I couldn't even get to church because Kid #3 was ill. But that's just the way it goes some weeks.

This week the kids go back to school-- yay! I'm starting to write again, starting to cook again (for a while we got so much food that cooking wasn't necessary or desirable), and generally starting to get it together. I'll try to get back to posting here regularly, too, and maybe even get a newsletter out. I also want to get back to walking or exercise biking on a regular basis. It's hard to carve out the time to exercise with all the kids underfoot, but I really need to do that. I think it would make me feel better.

I hope all is well with you guys!


  1. It's nice to hear from you, Ellen. Still sad for your loss, but happy to know you and the children are well. Your positive spirit is inspiring.

    All best.

  2. Glad to see you updating the blog. Getting outside if you can, even for a few minutes, can really help. Take your kid(s) out for a walk with you. Nothing like some sunshine and motion to make you feel better.

  3. Welcome back!!! It's great to hear from you again.

  4. Oh, Ellen, it's so great to see you posting again! I hope it helps.